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    Captain Louis Livingston - New York 29th Regiment Infantry

    (1824 - 1904)

    Home State: New York

    Command Billet: Aide de Camp

    Branch of Service: Staff

    Unit: 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps

    Before the Antietam Campaign: From the town of Red Hook, Duchess County, he was commissioned Major, 29th New York Infantry on 21 May 1861, but did not muster, resigning on 2 July 1861. He was appointed Captain and Additional Aide de Camp, USV on 3 July 1862.

     In the Antietam Campaign: In his Report, General Samuel Crawford said: ... Of my staff officers, I desire to mention Captain Frederick d'Hauteville, my assistant adjutant-general, who was indefatigable in rendering me the most important services on the field; also to Captain Livingston, aide de-camp; to Lieutenant Witman, aide-de-camp, who conveyed my orders most intelligently, and often under circumstances of great personal exposure, from first to last.

    The remainder of the War: He was still with General Crawford at least through Gettysburg in July 1863. He resigned his commission on 8 March 1864. He was honored by brevets 13 March 1865 to Major for Antietam and South Mountain, and Lieutenant Colonel for "conspicuous gallantry" at Gettysburg, PA.

    Lewis Livingston:

    Residence was not listed;

    Enlisted on 5/21/1861 as a Major.

    On 5/21/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff NY 29th Infantry

    He Resigned on 7/2/1861

    NEW YORK TWENTY-NINTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY. Astor Rifles; First German Infantry.  (Two Years)

    This regiment, Col. Adolph von Steinwehr, was accepted by the State May 21, 1861; it was organized in New York city, and there mustered in the service of the United States for two years June 4 and 6, 1861.  It was composed of Germans, recruited principally in New York city, but Company K contained a number of men enrolled at Philadelphia, Pa.  At the battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861, the guns of the former Varian's Battery were served by a detachment principally from this regiment, and mostly of Company H; these men were later, when the 2d Battery was organized, transferred to the same.  In June, 1863, the three years' men of the regiment were formed into a company, which was known as the Independent Company, 29th Infantry, and performed provost guard duty at the headquarters of the 11th Corps, until April 19, 1864, when it was discontinued and the men transferred to the 68th Infantry.

    The regiment left the State June 21, 1861; served at and near Washington, D. C., from June 23, 1861; in the 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, from July 16, 1861; in Blenker's Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in Steinwehr's Brigade, same division, Army of the Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in 2d Brigade, same division, Mountain Department, from April, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 12, 1862; and was honorably discharged and mustered out under Col. Louis Hartmann, June 20, 1863, at New York city.


    Colonel John O. Gitterman received, July 25, 1863, authority to reorganize the 29th Infantry, recently discharged for a three years, service.  September 10, 1863, this authority was transferred to Peter Degive and the latter was appointed Colonel.  The efforts made met with little success and the reorganization was discontinued October I4, 1803, and the men enlisted transferred to the 13th Artillery.

    Inventory Number: PRVC 088